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Fire weather concerns for Tuesday afternoon and evening

BUTTE – We can’t seem to shake this repeating weather pattern so again today afternoon thunderstorms are passing through SW Montana.

Just like Sunday and Monday most of the thunderstorms will be on the drier side producing strong gusty surface winds and incredible lightning.

FIRE WEATHER WARNING

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning through 9 pm Tuesday for SW Montana.

Frequent lightning with a mix of dry and some wet thunderstorms along with gusty erratic outflow winds will increase fire danger. This weather pattern is favorable for possible new fire starts with substantial growth potential. Extreme fire behavior will impact SW Montana through sunset.

Tuesday

City by City Forecast:

BOZEMAN: LOW: 53°; HIGH WEDNESDAY: 89°. Late afternoon to early evening thunderstorms will impact Bozeman. Some storms will produce strong surface winds. Most of the storms should diminish after midnight. Wednesday will be hot and dry with light winds.

BUTTE: LOW: 52°; HIGH WEDNESDAY: 88°. Scattered thunderstorms could move over Butte this afternoon and evening. Most storms will be on the dry side producing strong surface winds and frequent lightning. Wednesday should be mostly dry and hot.

DILLON: LOW: 50°; HIGH WEDNESDAY: 87°. Watch for a few isolated thunderstorms over or near Dillon into this evening. Storms will diminish after midnight. Wednesday should be a hot and dry day.

WEST YELLOWSTONE: LOW: 42°; HIGH WEDNESDAY: 84°. Thunderstorms could impact West Yellowstone into the early evening hours with strong surface winds and frequent lightning. Wednesday should be mostly dry and hot.

Mike Heard

Mike Heard

Chief Meteorologist KBZK & KXLF
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